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Welcome to Raphael House Kindergarten

We are a fully qualified Early Childhood Education Centre providing meaningful learning experiences for children aged 4 to 6 years.

About us

Our Rhythms

We provide a warm homelike environment surrounded by bush. Free play and learning is supported by strong daily and seasonal rhythms. 

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Strong partnership between home and Kindergarten creates a solid foundation for children's learning journeys in early childhood and beyond.


Our Curriculum

Steiner Waldorf pedagogy aims to support the development of the whole child and this principle guides teaching and learning at our Kindergarten.

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The Kindergarten is licensed for up to 50 children.

Our three classroom spaces - Pōhutukawa, Rimu and Kōwhai - are led by experienced teachers.

Our operating hours are 8:45am-2:45pm, from late January until mid December.

Tamariki attending the Kindergarten benefit from a seamless transition to Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School.

2023 Dates and events

27 January - Kindergarten Open Day from 10am to 2pm

28 January - Welcome Picnic

30 January - First day
6 February - Waitangi Day - CLOSED

22 February - Whānau Hui

7 April - Good Friday - CLOSED

10 April - Easter Monday - CLOSED

25 April - ANZAC Day - CLOSED

1 June - King's Birthday - CLOSED

30 June - Matariki Lantern Festival

14 July - Matariki - CLOSED

24 August - Whānau Hui

22 September - Spring Festival

14 October - Working Bee

23 October - Labour Day - CLOSED

15 December - Last Day, Summer Festival

Education Review Office Report

The Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga (ERO) is the New Zealand government’s external evaluation agency. ERO evaluates and reports on the education and care of learners in schools, kura, kohanga reo, puna reo, and early childhood services.

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